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22 January, 2022
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Cyprus-Israel military exercise wraps up successfully

A joint exercise between the Republic of Cyprus' National Guard and the Israeli Armed forces, 'Iason 2020', took place at the Nicosia FIR from Monday to Wednesday


A joint Cyprus-Isreal military exercise dubbed ‘Iason 2020’ was successfully completed late on Wednesday night, an announcement by the Cyprus defence ministry said.

The ministry said the exercise was held from Monday to Wednesday “in the framework of the annual military cooperation programme between Cyprus and Israel.”

It took place within the Nicosia FIR, with the participation of land and air forces of the National Guard of the Republic of Cyprus and the Israeli Armed Forces.

The exercise featured joint personnel training, and an exchange of knowledge and experiences in the field of tactical air operations.

“The high level of training, cooperation, operational readiness and professionalism of the Armed Forces of both countries was evident throughout the exercise,” the defence ministry’s announcement said.

It added that the joint exercise with Israeli forces, “which are among the most modern and well equipped in the world,” as well as the support and coordination of the Paphos air base and the valuable experiences gained, “have significantly contributed towards the upgrading of the operational readiness and capabilities of the National Guard.”

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